Changing Bodies - BBT Int (c)
Death - the unavoidable fact of birth in this world.
The following are a selection of sites that will be useful for anyone with a genuine quest for answers to the mystery of death.

"Every second, every moment we are changing the body. Just like in a film thousands of pictures are moving imperceptibly.
It looks like the body is moving, and the audience cannot understand that there are so many pictures in the spool."
Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Letter :: 1975

"At the time of death, the mind and intelligence of a living entity create the subtle form of a certain type of body for the next life. If the mind suddenly thinks of something not very congenial, one has to take a corresponding birth in the next life. On the other hand, if one can think of Krsna at the time of death, he can be transferred to the spiritual world, Goloka Vrndavana. The process of transmigration is very subtle; therefore Srila Rupa Gosvami advises devotees to train their minds in order that they will be unable to remember anything other than Krsna."

Srila A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Nectar of Instruction purport.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a human experience"

last updated 12th January 2011

It would be useful to download the Balaram FONT for these pages

Death a process of growth:
Leaving the body at the time of death
The entanglement of fruitive activities:
Hearing at the time of death:

Preparing for the Time of Death class by Giriraj Swami

Advice for the time of death - Jagatarini devi dasi


VAISNAVAS C.A.R.E. INC - Counseling, Assistance, Resource, and Education for the terminally-ill and their family

A Radio interview with Religious and health care professionals on Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC)
The Good Death radio interview backed up here

Terminal Restlessness - the medical condition seen from a material perspective and from a Krishna conscious perspective
Ajamile Reloaded - by Shyamasundar dasa ACBSP
Yama - Yamaraj - Yamaduttas - Near Death Experience - etc

Preparing to leave the body (written by a Buddhist):
All things must pass - the last long interview with George Harison:
The Art of Dying - a reflection on Bhakta George Harison's passing:

The process of dying:

Prayer for a departed soul:
Pitri paksha shraddha and related topics
Simple shraddha without fire

Some information regarding funerals (Hindu - Vedik) with links to other cultures too:
Proceedings of Hindu Death Ritual by Vikas Kamat

Bhagavad Gita on Death:
The Nature of the Soul:
Asaucham - Ritual impurity found at the times of birth and death:

Prepare For Your Next Life - by HDG Srila A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada:

Near Death Experience (NDE):
The Reincarnation page:
The Art of Dying:

Bereavement and the psychology of healing:

Coming Back - a book on The Science of Reincarnation:
Grieving and Healing:
The story of a poor man:

Disposal of last remains ashes in the sacred Ganges river:

Other useful sites:
Ghost Busting services - removal of ghosts, curses, tantra, black magic, and mental health issues:
Reincarnation: Have We Lived Before?
Reincarnation and past life regressions:
Jesus and Reincarnation from Tirtha dasa - VINA.
Other perspectives from Funk & Wagnal's Encyclopaedia: Funeral Rites and Customs
Cultural Guides to Death, Dying & the Afterlife:
An Interesting Site on disposal of the body in different cultures world-wide:
A Canadian site specifically to help with Bereaved Families:

Suicide and Suicide Prevention:
Wills & Estate Planning: (for USA but the principle is the same)

The mechanism of liberation in Madhva Philosophy
A Buddhist perspective on "Thoughts of Death"

The Death Clock:
Mundane perspective on Death from a Forensic perspective:

Books on related topics:

Spiritual First-Aid Kit

The Final Journey: Complete Hospice Care for Departing Vaisnavas

A Second Chance, Softbound

Coming Back

Beyond Birth and Death

Beyond Illusion and Doubt